Visiting Hound seeks EV/LES Restaurant for eating alone, no reservation...tonight!
It's my last night in town. I'm thinking of heading to the Summit Bar for a cocktail. But I need something to eat. So I figured eating in the East Village or Lower East Side. I'm alone, so a place that's comfortable with a book. And, naturally, one that doesn't require reservations.
I will eat pretty much anything, as long as it's good. (pan-ethnic, mild to spicy, can even throw down a decent amount of cash.)
Go with Little Giant. the food is outstanding, the atmosphere quiet and comfortable and right in the hood you are looking for.
85 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Kanoyama's sushi bar, bar at Prune, perhaps Degustation, the bar at Hearth, Momofuku Noodle, Momofuku Ssam, are all solo diner friendly.
Momofuku Ssam Bar
207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
2nd the Momofukus & Hearth. Further South there's Frankie's 17 for rustic Italian, JoeDoe for hearty American, or grab a bar seat at WD-50 for something a bit more memorable.
50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
45 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003